I'm not in the habit of writing reviews, and I rarely make recommendations of any kind, to anyone. But I'm a fan of Dan Salter and his ASAP Automotive, so after having my 2000 Chevy S10 pickup in for an oil change and drive line service today, I'm making an exception. When I was a kid, I remember my dad taking his cars to the same Texaco station for all his automotive needs, (gas included.) My father-in-law had the same type of longstanding relationship with his HIS local gas station owner, too. They never had to worry about the quality of service they were getting; consequently, they were very loyal customers. (Or, was it the other way around?) Those relationships lasted decades, even outliving the gas pumps! Those days are over. Cars are computerized, resulting in longer service intervals. "Gas stations" have gone the way of the dinosaur. Now, cars are serviced by employees of car dealerships, automotive chains, and quickie oil change outfits, and you buy your gas at convenience stores. And good, independent, locally-owned mechanic shops with a loyal customer base are becoming harder and harder to find. If it sounds like I'm envious, I am. I know that I'm never going to experience the same kind of long, gratifying business relationship that my dads enjoyed with their auto mechanic shops. However, in the 42 years that I've owned and driven automobiles, ASAP Automotive is probably the closest I've come. And if that's as good as it ever gets for me, I'll be OK with that.
John i want to thank you kindly for that wonderful review. I always try to great and treat everyone with the same respect and courtesy I want to get by others. Cars are cars. But what we try to do is build relationships. I'm certainly glad that so many people can see that in me. I do have my days trust me. I thank God for being with me, and help me get through those days. Thankfully only a few see me like that.
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